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Our research

Violence against women and children affects everybody. It impacts on the health, wellbeing and safety of a significant proportion of Australians throughout all states and territories and places an enormous burden on the nation’s economy across family and community services, health and hospitals, income-support and criminal justice systems.


News and events

ANROWS hosts events as part of its knowledge transfer and exchange work, including public lectures, workshops and research launches. Details of upcoming ANROWS activities and news are available from the list on the right.



ANROWS was established by the Commonwealth and all state and territory governments of Australia to produce, disseminate and assist in applying evidence for policy and practice addressing violence against women and their children.



To support the take-up of evidence, ANROWS offers a range of resources developed from research to support practitioners and policy-makers in delivering evidence-based interventions.

Elizabeth Foley

Chair, Finance, Risk
and Audit Committee

Elizabeth Foley is a Non-Executive Director and CEO, with experience across a range of sectors, including financial services, digital innovation, health and medical research, and professional services industries.

Elizabeth has worked in the research sector over the past decade, including five years as CEO of Research Australia, a national peak body advocating for health and medical research. She was also Non-Executive Director of the Population Health Research Network, Australia’s first national data linkage network. She is currently Chair of HeartKids, a national organisation supporting and advocating for people with childhood-acquired heart disease.

A strong campaigner for gender equality, Elizabeth also worked at Chief Executive Women as Director Research and Business Engagement. She brings exemplary stakeholder management credentials, particularly working with senior levels of government, including Federal and State MPs and senators, as well as senior public servants. Highly experienced in strategic planning and constructing effective boards, Elizabeth has a detailed knowledge of corporate governance and risk management.

Appointed Director, Independent July 2020.

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PO Box Q389, Queen Victoria Building NSW 1230
Email: enquiries@anrows.org.au      

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